The Islanders travel to San Antonio to take on the top of the table Scorpions. Puerto Rico is retuning back stateside from El Salvador after playing A.D. Isidro Metapán in CONCACAF Champions league play. Four points separate the teams at the top of the NASL Table. The Islanders (31 points) looks to shrink the distance between themselves and first place in the NASL (Scorpions- 35 points), a position they held for the majority of the season until late. As always, fans can watch the game at the Islanders' Watch Party in Coladas Fine Puerto Rican Cuisine and Frozen Drink Bar at Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde, starting at 7:00 p.m.
This will be the fourth and final game between the competing sides. The Islanders look to take the optimum of 9 points of the possible 12 in the season series, but surely the Scorpions will have equalization on their minds.
The Scorpions took down the Railhawks last week in an 8-0 dismantling. The Islanders too are coming off three points after a win in the final game at Bayamón Soccer Complex . Both teams played at home for the NASL league matches.
SCOUTING SAN ANTONIO
The Scorpions are looking to sweep a three game homestand that has included a 1-0 victory over the Strikers and the party against Carolina. The scorpions scored 12 total goals in the month of July. Their only loss last month came in Bayamón.
The Islanders have played in four different stadiums in their last five matches. They will play in four different stadiums in their four games in August, including the Home Depot Center Los Angeles against the LA Galaxy in CCL play. Despite the brutal schedule, the Islanders still hold and NASL playoff spot.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH, PABLO CAMPOS
Scorpions forward Pablo Campos scored 7 goals in July to take player of the month honors. He scored 4 against Carolina, and leads the NASL with 15. He has scored winners, a quadruple, equalizers, and stoppage time goals this year.
Caleb Norkus is the newest Islander to join the ranks. Caleb is an experienced American professional footballer who has also played abroad at Union Española in Chile and German outfit Sportfreunde Seigen. The Islanders are happy to reunite with Norkus for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. He will also take control of Islanders' fan development and community outreach programs.